Premier Saddened By Death of Petty Officer Blake

first_imgPremier Darrell Dexter today, May 4, offered condolences to the family and friends of Petty Officer 2nd Class Craig Blake, who was killed by a roadside bomb near Kandahar City, Afghanistan. Mr. Blake, 37, a native of Simcoe, Ont., was a member of the Fleet Diving Unit Atlantic stationed at CFB Shearwater. He was returning to camp Monday after successfully disposing of an improvised explosive device, when he was killed. “My thoughts and prayers are with Mr. Blake’s wife, his two children, and everyone who had the honour of knowing him,” said Premier Dexter. “Mr. Blake gave his life to help others, and that will not be forgotten. “On this, the 100th anniversary of the Canadian Navy, Nova Scotians, and all Canadians, will honour Mr. Blake’s courage and sacrifice in the line of duty.” Flags at all government buildings will be lowered to half-mast today in Mr. Blake’s honour.last_img